UPMC Enterprises portfolio company, Astrata, and Smile CDR have announced that their digital HEDIS® solution, eMeasure, is one of the first engines to earn the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Certification for new digital measures. NCQA Certification programs evaluate systems and processes that support data collection, surveys, and quality improvement. This initial Certification follows successful beta-testing of the new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®)-based digital measures by Astrata in collaboration with NCQA.
In 2020, Astrata and Smile CDR partnered to develop and release eMeasure, a digital measure engine that natively uses FHIR® and Clinical Quality Language (CQL), inherent standards to the new digital measures. eMeasure is purpose-built to easily incorporate clinical data from electronic health record systems, resulting in more timely quality data, reduced manual and paper-based processes, decreased administrative costs, and the ability to refocus resources on quality improvement both from a surveillance and intervention perspective in the transition to value-based care.
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